Within the churchyard, side by side: the Environment Minister, Elliot
Morley, with the Revd Amanda Barraclough on his visit to a
churchyard-regeneration project at Woodkirk in Yorkshire. While there, he
announced details of his department's support for the Conservation Foundation's
Parish Pump Programme.
New Suffragan for Warwick
THE Area Dean of Deddington, the Revd John Stroyan, is to be the
next Suffragan Bishop of Warwick, in Coventry diocese, it was announced on
Tuesday. Mr Stroynan is 49 and married. He trained for the ministry at Queen's
College, Birmingham, and Bossey Ecumenical Institute, Switzerland. He has been
Vicar of Bloxham with Milcombe and South Newington in Oxford diocese since
1994. He will succeed the Rt Revd Anthony Priddis, who has been translated to
New Scottish Provost
THE NEXT Provost of St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness, is to be
Canon Alexander Gordon, who has been Chaplain of Strasburg, in Europe diocese,
since 2002. Canon Gordon, who is 55, trained for the ministry at Mirfield, and
was ordained in 1977. He served in Moray, Ross & Caithness diocese from
1985 until 2002. He will be installed on 23 April.
'Racially motivated' cases rise
THE NUMBER of defendants dealt with by the Crown Prosecution
Service (CPS) for racially motivated crimes rose by 13 per cent last year, the
CPS reported this week. Forty-four cases of religiously aggravated crimes were
prosecuted, and of those, the actual or perceived religion of the victim was
Muslim in 21 cases. In the remaining cases, the victims were Christian (8),
Jewish (5), Hindu (3), Sikh (2), Jehovah's Witness (1), and unknown (4).
Correction: The book Time for Action referred to
in "Suffer the children to come unto me" (
Features, 28 January) was published by Churches Together in Britain and
Ireland, not the Church of England.